CROWN POINT — A trial date was affirmed next month for two siblings charged with murder in the shooting of a Gary woman in November 2015.

Marcellus D. Robinson and Tyiana C. Robinson, both wearing prison garb, appeared Friday in Judge Diane Boswell's courtroom at Lake Criminal Court.

Scott King, the defense attorney representing the 23-year-old brother and his 21-year-old sister, affirmed he was prepared for a single trial April 9 for the Robinsons.

The state filed a firearm sentencing enhancement Friday. That would add between five and 20 years* to both defendants' prison sentences if they were convicted at trial of murder, attempted murder and attempted battery charges.

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King said he needed to review the motion, but he did not believe it would delay the trial.

The defendants are accused of fatally shooting Mynisha S. Brown, 24, on Nov. 29, 2015, while she was sitting in a vehicle near 19th Avenue and Kentucky Street in Gary. The woman was allegedly fatally shot during a dispute between her sister and the Robinsons' sister over the man who fathered both their children.

Correction: A previous version of this story provided the incorrect length of imprisonment for a firearm sentencing enhancement. The correct range is five to 20 years prison. 

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Steve covers Lake County courts and social justice issues for The Times. The UW-Milwaukee graduate joined The Times in 2016 after reporting on criminal justice in New Mexico and Wisconsin.